The maple syrup spill occurred yesterday afternoon on the northbound Interstate 91 at exit 27, in the northern Vermont town of Newport. It was unclear whether the distilled sap originated in Vermont, but considering it was headed towards Canada, it seems unlikely to have come from the Great White North.
The Vermont State Police posted about the maple syrup spill on Twitter yesterday afternoon.
It only took a few minutes for the staties to add that everything was under control...
...but by that point, Twitter had already grabbed ahold of it with both hands and started milking it for all it was worth.
Speaking as a proud Woodchuck (that's Vermont slang for a native of the Green Mountain State), your humble scribe will admit to reading about this maple syrup spill with both pride and sorrow. The former arises from the quick response of the first responders and the generally genial reaction amongst Vermonters on social media...and the latter comes from the loss of that sweet, sweet syrup.